Accession Number : AD0754113

Title :   Spectral Development of Wind-Generated Water Waves in a Laboratory Facility,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Jacobson,John P. ; Colonell,Joseph M.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Research was conducted to investigate the growth of wind-generated waves on a laboratory scale. Water surface fluctuations were recorded for spectral and statistical analysis at eleven fetches and for three different wind speeds. The growth rates of individual components of the wave spectrum were examined to determine their possible functional relationship to fetch. Three distinct stages of spectral component development were observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER WAVES, POWER SPECTRA), (*OCEAN WAVES, WIND), WAVE FUNCTIONS, MODEL TESTS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE